LAS VEGAS — Patrick J. Callaghan, president of Pepperidge Farm, Inc., Norwalk, Conn., will participate in a panel to be presented jointly by two baking industry organizations. The event will be held Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2010 International Baking Industry Exposition.

The panel will be a highlight of the E.L.D.C. and S.B.W. Baking Industry Leadership Forum, produced jointly by the Executive Leadership Development Committee of the American Bakers’ Association and the Society of Bakery Women.

Mr. Callaghan has been with Pepperidge for 31 years, holding a range of positions of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing, including senior vice-president of marketing, senior vice-president of strategic business development and senior vice-president and general manager of meals and accompaniments. He is a past chairman of the A.B.A. and currently serves as a board member. He is a founding member of the Grain Foods Foundation.

The A.B.A. said other baking industry panelists will be named later, and the group will discuss “core strengths needed by effective leaders, the importance of peer groups like the E.L.D.C. and S.B.W. to foster young executives and the value of involvement in the A.B.A. to achieve industry success and build valuable networks.” The group also will offer insights into the outlook of the baking industry.

The 90-minute forum is a ticketed event. Information may be found at or by contacting Kelly Knowles at or (202) 789-0300.